Campus Attendance Policy


7:30am Student admission for breakfast begins

8:00am Instruction begins

8:00am Tardy  

8:20am Partial Day Absence excusable with official HealthCare note

2:30pm Early release ends 

3:15pm Dismissal 


Partial Day/Full Day Absences

Late arrivals at 8:20am or later & early release require an official document to be submitted to excuse loss of instruction time. Full day absences, for a justifiable reason, may be excused with a parent's note, healthcare note, government document for a citizenship appointment or court order for up to 3 consecutive days; additional days require a healthcare note or court order to excuse loss of instruction time. Early release 10:00AM- 2:30 PM.


For absences, Email Ms. Alba @ or Ms. Perez @ with an Official Document or Parent Note with the following information (Student Absence Note Example):

  • Student's name
  • Reason for absence
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Parent contact number and or email

Submit documentation within 3 days of a student's return to school.  


Justified Absences

  • Illness - parent note will cover up to 3 consecutive days
  • Medical or Dental Appointment - healthcare note required
  • Death in Family - service documentation
  • Observance of Religious Holiday - indicate Holy day observed
  • Citizenship appointment
  • Court required appearance 


3 or more unexcused or T99/Partial Day absences will trigger Attendance for Credit & the Dallas ISD Truancy Department DISD Truancy Department Parent Services

Truancy Quick Reference Guide


Attendance for Credit: According to Texas State law, each student must be in attendance 90% of the days the class is offered. The implementation of the Attendance for Credit Initiative is to ensure that all students are in attendance 90% of the time a class is offered to certify successful accrual of final grade.


ATTENDANCE for CREDIT TX State Law Students must be in Attendance 90% of the instructional days


Texas Compulsory Attendance Law-Official Notice and General Attendance Agreement Pledge: Per state mandate, our district must provide parents with the Texas Compulsory Attendance Law-Official Notice.

Texas Compulsory Attendance Law Official Attendance Notice

Ley de Asistencia Obligarotia en Texas Notificacion Oficial


General Attendance Agreement Pledge: The state also mandates our district to request that parents/guardians complete and sign. The pledge is to be submitted to the campus as soon as possible. Please feel free to email the Pledge to Ms. Alba at in the Office of Attendance at Lakewood Elementary. 

General Attendance Pledge

Asistencia General Promesa


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